SSA ‘should be paid overtime’


The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is holding firm that the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) should be added to the list of essential Government services that overtime is being offered to.

A decision to stop paying certain Government workers overtime was one of the stipulations that made up the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme. Government now is proposing to end overtime at the SSA, whereby employees would work any five days of the week as opposed to the usual Monday to Friday requirement.

The two parties met for about two hours on Thursday.

Acting general secretary of the NUPW Delcia Burke said the contribution of the SSA to the environment and health of citizens was significant and workers from that agency should be treated accordingly. (SB)

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